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For prior conversation in anticipation of the show, see /forumtopic-984875/juuni-taisen-tv-anticipation
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Synopsis

The record of the bloody battle between the twelve proud warriors—

The 12th Twelve Tournament that gets held every twelve years…
Twelve brave warriors who bear the names of the signs of the zodiac fight each other for the lives and souls. The participants are twelve very strange warriors: “Rat,” “Ox,” “Tiger,” “Rabbit,” “Dragon,” “Snake,” “Horse,” “Goat,” Monkey,” “Rooster,” “Dog,” and “Pig.”

The victor of this tournament gets to have one wish granted, whatever the wish may be.
The one wish they want granted—

Who will be the final survivor?
Whose tears will flow on the bloody battlefield filled with conspiracy and murder?

A soul-shaking battle royale is about to begin.


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Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2017 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Avex Pictures
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Graphinica
Source: Novel
Genres: Action
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Posted 10/3/17 , edited 10/10/17
First episode is now up: http://www.crunchyroll.com/juni-taisenzodiac-war/episode-1-even-boars-may-become-pigs-after-seven-generations-748959

Episode 1

Well, that was pretty bland and generic and other than the setup where it's a death match between 12 warriors, there's not much story going on. That was really bloody all while the animation quality is terrible. So here, the boar is the character of focus, and she fights the rabbit as her first opponent, and just when it looked like she had the battle won, the rabbit blindsides her by awakening the corpse of the snake that was supposed to be dead, but came back to life as his servant through necromancy. I'll watch one more, but this made a pretty bad first impression.
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Posted 10/3/17
Meh, it seems to be one of the generic fighting style shows. I can't say I may enjoy a lot of it but one of the girls introducd already has some psychological issues.

This anime isn't afraid to show off violence either so...
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Every time I try to add this to my queue, it says it's added but when I look, it's not there. Tried adding and removing a few times with no luck.
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Episode 1

The ones the run the Juni Taisen tournament have a lot of power that they are able to clear the entire city. We get introduced to Boar who's had a rough time being trained by her father and adored by her mother. That all change when her father picked her younger sister to enter the next Juni Taisen and not her. Taking her fathers abuse she took the news bad and to get revenge made her sister into a bloody maniac that in the end killed herself. Now that she took her sisters place she enters the tournament and meets the other challengers. The challengers are given a jewel that will dissolve due to it being poison and in order to win they must claim the jewels of the other challengers by 24 hours. Monkey comes up with a treaty for someone to revive them all but floor collapse and Boar notices everyone has went into hiding. The one that faces her is Rabbit but confident she is going to win doesn't notice that he brought back snake due to necromancy and gets stab by him.

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Posted 10/3/17
Everybody clap you hands!..

A very solid first eps. let's see if they can keep it up

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Characters look interesting and their designs are good,
and their abilities and combat strategies will be fun to watch unfold.
really like the dark and gruesome nature of this battle royale,
the combatants being based on the 12 Chinese zodiacs adds a cool fantasy element to it.
that first episode was better than I expected, honestly didnt see ending that coming.
excited for this one.
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Who's even the audience for this garbage? Who thought this would be a good idea for anything?
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Are we going to be introduced to characters one by one until they are all dead?
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Just watched Ep 1 and wow, dark. I was a little apprehensive at first but by the end I loved it. I hope the concept is that each episode is focused on one of the 12 characters in a 12 episode one shot series. I really love how the show is thinking outside the box of typical generic anime.



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This was...disappointing, to say the least. It kinda just felt like violence for the sake of violence. I mean
I don't mind mind violence, as long as they're not just killing characters for the sake of it. Idk if I want to keep watching this or not.
On the bright side, at least the character designs were creative.
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well I so didn't see that one coming, that bunny! dude apparently they figured out the secret, curse you spies! but seriously I rather like how they ran with this, and be prepared for the gore, if the first episode rolls out with it, I have a feeling it's going to keep that blood flowing throughout.
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When Boar walked into the starting room, I can't help but feel she was... under-dressed.


And I guess everyone has some kind of magic power? Boar seems to have infinite ammo, Rabbit has necromancy... I wonder if their supposed to be tied to each character's zodiac, or to the characters themselves.

Overall, it looks like it could be fun. It kinda reminded me of Fate/Zero.
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I suppose that if we don't want to watch them killing each other off we could just wait until the final episode and see who wins
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Finished the 1st episode and not impressed by it. The premise was interesting, but the execution was mediocre. And if that wasn't enough, the constant inner monologue was grating. Moreso, when it keeps interloping with other character dialogues.


Might have to drop this one.
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